Name: Anela Rasidovic
Hometown: Lidköping, Västra Götaland Programme: Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Specialization International Social Work
We are students from 19 different countries in our class, so it is very exciting to listen to everyone’s experiences and perspectives on different topics.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Gävle?
Gävle is the only city in the whole of Sweden that has a programme in international social work taught in English, and I thought this was more exciting and useful from an educational perspective compared to the usual programmes in social work that you can find at all universities in Sweden.
Why did you choose this programme?
I choose this programme because I would like to work with people, above all with children and young people. I found it more interesting to study in English, and it will also be easier to find a job abroad with this specific programme.
What is the best thing about this programme?
When it comes to finding a job, there are many opportunities and the job market looks good. We will be able to work with almost anything that involves people, and there are countless possibilities and I really enjoy all of it. I will never get tired of it. The programme is broad, so we study everything from the welfare society to social work on different levels with different specialisations, research methodology, psychology, sociology, law, politics and so on.
Is there anything else that is special about this programme which could be fun to know?
We are students from 19 different countries in our class, so it is very exciting to listen to everyone’s experiences and perspectives on different topics. Our lecturers have also lived and worked in other countries, which makes it more interesting and exciting for us to listen to them.
What is the best thing about Gävle?
Oh, I love Gävle! Gävle felt like home right from day one. Such a nice and city, not too big and not too small. You fit in directly no matter where you are from.
What would you like to work with in the future?
I would like to work as a counsellor at a school. That’s my plan, but I could also see myself studying to become a psychotherapist. I haven’t decided yet.
Do you have some advice for people who are planning to apply to a university?
Nothing is impossible. What seems to be impossible only takes a little longer time. Hang in there! Choose something you really like and never give up on your dreams.